Tour Guide Tales: The Black Officer of Badenoch1:31
The River Spey runs through the majestic Cairngorms National Park and is home to hundreds of mountains, lochs, rivers, and forests. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of wildlife that live here, visit friendly towns and villages, and discover interesting distilleries along the way too. Badenoch is tied with Aviemore in the national park and is a haven for walkers, outdoor enthusiasts, and adventure seekers, featuring hundreds of activities and things to do within the park.
Hop aboard an open canoe with Spirit of the Spey and soak in the incredible landscapes that surround you the entire way along the River Spey. The journeys along the river allow you to get to know its history, secrets and beauty, as well as the chance to meet the people who make their home here.
Listen closely as you learn about the rich history and heritage of Badenoch and the infamous John MacPherson, also known as the Black Officer, born in 1724. He had been in the army and was a recruitment officer for the area. Find out why MacPherson was not liked by the locals and how he came to be a successful crofter in the Highlands.
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